I'm going to tell you two things to give you insight into where I'm coming from when I tell you this next part.
1. I am a classic introvert, which means that being with people can be fun, but drains me of energy.
2. Every single personality test I've ever taken to determine my "career path" has indicated that I work best independently.
Two Fridays a month we go to a homeschool co-op. I keep going back and forth regarding whether it is a good fit for us. I love the other moms. I love the Waldorf approach in Zinashi's class and the music part where she just goes nuts playing instruments and dancing with the other kids. But it's exhausting for both of us, and not just because the class time is noon to 3pm, when we are usually having our rest time. It's a lot of people time (see #1), and a lot of collaboration time (see #2), and even two times per month, I feel like it's a little much for me. The question, I think, is whether it is a good enough thing for Zinashi that I can just power through. I suppose that, even though she looks like this when we get home:
If she can muster up the enthusiasm to do this:
Then it's probably not too much for her.
Which means I need to just stop whining and keep going. And maybe take the night off on school days.